Does anyone work FT and go to school PT - page 2

At night? I'm just wondering if it is managable. The two schools near me offer night programs, which I need and I do have a job that will allow me to study during the day. Thanks!... Read More

  1. by   LUXOR21
    I currently am working 40 hours per week and taking a pre-nursing course on-line. If all goes well I will be starting the BSN program in summer2007. I will still work 40 hours per week and attend school on nights and weekends. Financially I have no choice.

    I am not afraid to do this because I recently finished a Bachelor of Science in Communications and it was an accelerated program. 12 weeks of work were crammed into six weeks. Most semesters I took 12-18 credits. I went to school at nights and every Saturday. My GPA was high and I received 2 academic achievement awards.

    I have a husband and two children. We all survived. I am not stressing this time around. I want to be a nurse so badly I know I can work full time, go to school and do well. I already proved this to myself. Go for it!!! Financially many people can't afford not to work. Good luck!
  2. by   NurseJeanB
    Ditto for me. I work full time starting at 6 a.m. and I have a husband and a very active 14 year old. It has taken me awhile to get through all the prereqs and there were times when I had three classes and was as stressed as can be. I just have one class left (Physiology) and I have maintained a 4.0 since going back. I look back and think how did I ever manage? It is very frustrating to be getting up there in age and still not quite yet there. I have applied to a couple of schools but they won't be sending decisions out until almost June. I just want to get into nursing school and become a nurse. Anyway I probably will graduate the same time my son graduates from High School. So it is doable but you become the ultimate juggler and remember health and family come first. One good thing about taking so long to get through the prereqs is I have had time to start saving up for when I have to quit.
  3. by   RN BSN 2009
    In our program, working is next to impossible! I couldnt imagine...
  4. by   Multicollinearity
    Keep in mind that for every person who can do this and reports it here - there are many, many more who have not been able to - and they are less likely to post that.

    Those who can work 40 hours per week and maintain a full class load are few and far between.
  5. by   djnme2000
    I currently work full time at a law office, have 4 kids, am getting ready to launch a website and am taking my pre-req's online part time right now. Yeah my house is a disaster but I'm slowly getting it done
  6. by   gerry79
    Did it for 3 years. It was very tough because in my opinion my "part time" program felt very much like full time. Many of my fellow classmates did it also but I do stress that it was very difficult!....But not impossible.
  7. by   3rdgenRN2B
    I work full time, go to school at night, have a newborn and a husband.....
    it's tough but worth it....
    it can be done...
  8. by   angel o' mercy
    I worked full time days and took pre reqs and nursing classes at night and on the weekends for almost 8 years, plus had two small children and a barely there husband. It was very hard but and sleep was hard to come by but I did it and after 8 years graduated from my nursing program. I would never do it again, but it was the best thing I ever did for myself.